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Summary of the KDIGO Guideline on Anemia

What do the latest clinical practice guidelines from KDIGO say about the treatment of anemia in chronic kidney disease patients? Are there any new treatment options and recommendations?

Warn Dialysis Patients of Transport Fraud

Medicare is scrutinizing the use of ambulances to transport patients to and from dialysis, and nephrologists should warn patients about possibly illegal schemes, says Dr Jeffrey Berns.

About Kidney Stone Analysis

Kidney stones are concentrated mineral deposits that form in the kidneys when the urine is unable to dissolve the waste materials. Analysis of a stone determines its composition.

How to Check Kidney Functions

The kidneys are body organs that are essential for filtering and removing wastes and excess fluids from the bloodstream. If you are taking medications or you're one of the many whose diet is mostly composed of salty and processed food, it would serve your best interests to run a check on your kidney

How to Reduce High Levels of Uric Acid

Hyperuricemia is characterized by high levels of uric acid in your blood. Uric acid is a waste product that is created as your body metabolizes purine, a substance that is both made within your body and found in many of the foods you eat. Uric acid is eliminated from your body in your urine; however

Kidney Stones

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of kidney stones, including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

Aspergillus Urinary Tract Infections

Aspergillus is a common fungus found in the air, soil, decaying plants and in the human body. There are over 185 species of Aspergillus, 20 of which can cause infection in humans. Aspergillus infection from any of these 20 species is common, especially in people with compromised immune systems. Most

Kidney Stones-What Happens

A kidney stone begins as a tiny piece of mineral in the kidney. When the urine leaves the kidney, it may carry the mineral out, or the mineral may stay in the kidney. If the piece of mineral stays in the kidney, over time more small pieces of mineral join

Diet & Cooking Tips for Kidney Failure

Kidney failure, also known as end-stage renal disease or stage 5 chronic kidney disease, requires a special diet. Incorporating the appropriate foods into your lifestyle can help block toxins from accumulating in the body between dialysis sessions. When in the end stage of kidney failure, a renal di

How to Grow Sassafras

The aromatic Sassafras albidum, "Sassafras," is a deciduous tree growing to a height of 30 to 60 feet and a spread of 25 to 40 feet. The fragrant root bark is an ingredient used in teas, soaps and root beers. This tree makes a stunning addition to landscapes with its yellow flowers, bright green, th

Intravenous Components

Whether for a single dose or a long-running medication, patients receiving intravenous fluids as part of their medical treatment are exposed to the components that are a necessary aspect of intravenous medications. The supporting components of intravenous drugs ensure a patient's health is protected

How to Expand Your Bladder Control

Bladder control is what stops the flow of urine from your bladder. The inability to control your bladder, or incontinence, is not only a medical problem, but a social one. There are numerous causes ranging from infection, to nerve damage, pregnancy, and stress. To gain more control over your blad

Traces: Making Sense of Urodynamics Testing

Learn more about the principles of urodynamics testing, the interpretation of results, and the application of urodynamics findings in the management of functional disorders of the lower urinary tract.

About Unrinary Tract Infections

Aetna reports that approximately 8 million Americans are diagnosed with urinary tract infections each year and more women are affected than men. The urinary tract is responsible for creating, storing and dispelling the body's urine. It consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra; each one